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post #1336 of 1645

Same question, I'd buy another backup pair in a heartbeat for that price (I'm also selling a backup pair of Q40 but it's been stretched which I didn't like and I prefer the tight clamp of non-stretched Q40) since I've yet to find any replacement headphones for these that matches my preferences. Interesting there about the isolation, might have to give those Shure pads a go as I could always use more isolation even if I feel it's pretty good with the stock pads already. However I've yet to experience any pad swaps which didn't affect the sound though but I'm picky about those things, the stock pads sound very good to me with the gear I'm using so I'd be positively surprised if I didn't get the feeling of reverting back to stock pads after having tested the Shures. xD


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 11/16/13 at 2:11pm
post #1337 of 1645
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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post
 

Same question, I'd buy another backup pair in a heartbeat for that price (I'm also selling a backup pair of Q40 but it's been stretched which I didn't like and I prefer the tight clamp of non-stretched Q40) since I've yet to find any replacement headphones for these that matches my preferences. Interesting there about the isolation, might have to give those Shure pads a go as I could always use more isolation even if I feel it's pretty good with the stock pads already. However I've yet to experience any pad swaps which didn't affect the sound though but I'm picky about those things, the stock pads sound very good to me with the gear I'm using so I'd be positively surprised if I didn't get the feeling of reverting back to stock pads after having tested the Shures. xD

Shure pads do have more isolation for sure, but the treble energy is diminished by a significant amount IMO. I think if someone was willing to cut away the dust cover from the Shure pads and replace it with something thin like pantyhose, you'd have great isolation without losing treble quantity.

post #1338 of 1645

Pantyhose . . . my GF looks so hot in them . . . *cough cough* Yeah i had to change the pads because i often use them as portables and the stockpads are too small for my ears and the isolation is very bad. Shure pads are so awesome. With them the isolation is on par wit the SRH840s <3

 

I was very lucky and found mine on Ebay, sealed and new. I guess i was lucky, because except me, there were only 3-4 other bidders. No wonder, i mean there are not many Q40 Lovers out there. Well, i only use them for some Metal and Electronica as a portable, but i use my shures much much more. I like the bass of the Q40 but the highs are a bit harsh sometimes.


Edited by Natsukawa - 11/16/13 at 3:12pm
post #1339 of 1645

I noticed these are $99.99 shipped from B&H right now in the US. If I hadn't just bought other phones, I'd be tempted. Heck, I'm still tempted...

post #1340 of 1645

@All . . . On German Amazon you can get them for 74 Euros, thats about 99 Dollars. For People, living in Europe, that is really a must buy, so cheap *__*

 

http://www.amazon.de/M-Audio-Studiophile-Q40-Over-Ear-Kopfh%C3%B6rer-116dB/dp/B000XT8JTM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384712709&sr=8-1&keywords=m+audio+q40

post #1341 of 1645
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@All . . . On German Amazon you can get them for 74 Euros, thats about 99 Dollars. For People, living in Europe, that is really a must buy, so cheap *__*

 

http://www.amazon.de/M-Audio-Studiophile-Q40-Over-Ear-Kopfh%C3%B6rer-116dB/dp/B000XT8JTM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384712709&sr=8-1&keywords=m+audio+q40

 

Unfortunately ships only to nearby countries to Germany.

post #1342 of 1645

Man this thing is really nuts....It's pounding my god and when played with sansa clip+ denon amp = ear massage every day :L3000: need to get me a extra pair


Edited by dailysmoker - 11/17/13 at 8:34pm
post #1343 of 1645

Last week this shop was selling q40 for 94€ shipped, now they dropped it to 80€shipped.. i wish i waited a couple days, but still, very good price and seems reliable.

 

http://www.ebay.it/itm/M-Audio-Studiophile-Q40-Studio-Grade-Reference-Headphones-Ideal-Xmas-Gift-/111214279821?pt=UK_AudioVisualElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Headphones&hash=item19e4e33c8d

post #1344 of 1645

Was it just me that had jaw clamp problems with the Q40s? I tried stretching them out and I tried the Beyer velour pads but they hurt my jaw like mad. It was a shame as I loved them sound-wise.

post #1345 of 1645

They have a very tight grip. You can stretch them out though.

post #1346 of 1645

Just not sure if they can be stretched to the point of them not being clampy but not falling off my head either. Really tempted since I'm after a pair of headphones and they're £49 again.

post #1347 of 1645
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Just not sure if they can be stretched to the point of them not being clampy but not falling off my head either. Really tempted since I'm after a pair of headphones and they're £49 again.

 

£49? O_o But I guess it's again one of those annoying DOES-NOT ship to Finland etailers -_-. I'd want to buy a backup pair as I'd be devastated if my pair broke. I already bought a backup one from head-fi but it's stretched out and I didn't like that. xD

I personally haven't had any issues with the clamping and never stretched it out and I'm using the stock pads but I feel the stock pads evens out the pressure nicely. But on the other hand I had problems with a DT770 Pro/80 ohm that was causing fatigue on my jaw very noticeably but the problem was that those velour pads were VERY stiff (I read old ones weren't), it also applied the pressure on a thin area of my jaw as a result so the pressure became focused on a small area while with Q40 with the stockpads the pressure is distributed over the whole diameter of the pad and the pads are also softer in comparison.

But yea the Beyer pads are more round and the stock Q40 pads are more flat, just food for thought (the bigger area that the skin rests against the pad the lesser the clamping will be felt).


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 12/15/13 at 1:57pm
post #1348 of 1645
For the guy with the jaw pain try switching pads. The alpha pads are highly recommend, but a bit expensive.
post #1349 of 1645

Yeah, the stock pads were too shallow for my ears and the DT770 pads felt amazing on my ears but not so amazing on my jaw. Do the Alpha pads fit on by themselves or over the top of the stock ones?

 

EDIT: Hah, including shipping the Alpha pads would cost me £5 less than the headphones themselves XD


Edited by Mackem - 12/15/13 at 3:33pm
post #1350 of 1645

¤"#¤" MusicMatter doesn't ship them to Finland. :(

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